East European Performing Arts Platform (EEPAP) supports the
development of contemporary performing arts (dance and theatre)
in 18 countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

IETM Plenary Meeting in Bucharest: 20 - 23 April 2017


IETM has announced that the Plenary Meeting in Bucharest will take place between 20-23 April 2017.

From the organisers:

Art is a meaning-maker and a driver of social change. Art reveals the invisible, what we did not know we needed to see.

Yet the challenges of making a living out of art are rarely revealed.

Low incomes, flexible working conditions, limited training opportunities, health risks and social insecurity are only a few pieces of the gloomy puzzle of the artist's existence. In addition, art is often kept beyond the concept of professional and is not universally regarded as a job.

We continue making art and squeezing money out of it; we juggle between innovating our business models and embracing the digital shift.

 We keep trying to win the battle, but what if we attempt changing the rules of the game?

We ask for more money to be poured into the old system, but should we not envisage a new one?

IETM Bucharest will be a place for reflecting on how we can reshape the reality we are embedded in. We will be also searching for new ways of resilient cooperation and imagining what is to be a fair status for the artist. 

The meeting homepage is here.